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Great trail. Well kept. They aren't kidding about the bugs!!! Wowzers! Bug spray did little to help. We saw two alligators (one in action as it caught and ate it's breakfast), a large frog, several birds, squirrels, etc. watch out for spiders... They are everywhere and if you go first thing when they open they aren't cleared off the trail yet. Got some great photos along the trail. Easy walk for beginning hikers but be sure to keep a close eye on little ones. The gators we saw were right off the trail and a mere foot away from us.
James L. on Jean Lafitte National Park Baratari...
Very nice wooden built trail running through the swamp.. Lots of wildlife and I even saw a deer going through some water. Bathrooms and plenty of parking.
The park is free and the visitor center is worth a visit. There you can get a trail map and a list of nearby restaurants if you want to try some local food. We went in mid-November and say one little gator, a couple of snakes and two squirrels. The ranger said the canal is being overgrown with an exotic plant which is depriving the alligators of their native food so there are fewer of them to see.